A piece in The Yorkshire Post. An extract:
Conservative Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, said: “If the BBC is as popular and value for money as [Ms Brabin] and others say it is, then surely it has nothing to fear at all from going to a subscription model because presumably everybody will be queuing up to pay their subscription as it’s such wonderful value for money.
“The reason why the BBC is petrified of abolishing the licence fee is it may emphasise how unpopular the BBC is and how few people want to contribute.”
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